Move-in day for freshmen in college is a day all families remember forever. It is a very crazy hectic day that is the start of your child’s adult life. However, just like any move intype situation, the risk for getting hurt or injured is always a possibility; now add moving your child into a dorm room & those rates spike even more!

Dorm rooms

It doesn’t matter what school your child goes too if they are living on campus chances are they are going to be in a dorm room that is shared with another person. Dorm rooms no matter how big they seem to get very cramped & tight in a short amount of time when everything comes out of the moving boxes. Parents you have to be aware of the amount of space you have when trying to move things around.

  • Running in sharp corners
  • Stubbing toes & fingers
  • Breaking glass

are all very common injuries to happen inside the dorm room

Lifting objects

The most common injuries form move-in day sometimes start before you even make it to the dorm! When loading and unloading from the car, always get help with heavy objects! We all know dads love to take an entire trunk out alone, but a heavy object is dangorous to carry alone. A heavy object is not like a weight at the gym; the weight in them is not distributed correctly; so when picking things up without the proper form you can get injuries such as:

  • Slipped disk in back
  • A hernia
  • Pulled back
  • Pulled leg muscles
  • Pinched shoulder

Proper lifting technique

When Lifting heavy objects remember to always to use your legs! It doesn’t matter how physically fit you think you are if you try lifting a heavy object with your back or arms you are putting yourself at risk. your legs are the base of your body and where most of your power is! Make your child’s move-in day one to remember for the right reasons. A good way to prep for move-in day is:

  • Have a good breakfast
  • Drink water
  • Stretch
  • Be aware of your surroundings